4 June 2014 - The webpage for the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Project is being closed. It will remain available for review but as of 28 May 2014 the DRC is on indefinite hold. The allocation of funds to the DRC from both the Regional Measure 2 of 2004 and the Alameda County Measure B of 2000 has been re-distributed to other transportation projects and the DRC no longer has a presence as an active project by the MTC or the ACTC. More discussion can be found in the most current posting below.
This webpage has been reconfigured to add a broad array of background information so that interested citizens, in particular of Fremont, can explore the range of information available about the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Project (DRCP). The types of information being made available are considered useful as one prepares to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) that was slated for publication in late spring 2012. Some of the documents are also available on the “official” DRCP webpage (internet link provided separately) but many others are not.
A whitepaper has been prepared to provide a general overview of the DRCP with special emphasis on its potential impacts to Fremont especially the Niles and Centerville Districts. Visitors to the site are encouraged to read the whitepaper as an initial step. The documents available (See Detailed Notes) to the webpage visitor include the following:
• DRCP Policy Advisory Committee - Copies of agendas, official meeting minutes, presentation materials, and the unofficial notes prepared by Mike Dubinsky. These are organized chronologically.
• DRCP Citizen Advisory Panel – Copies of agendas, Official meeting minutes, presentation materials and the unofficial notes prepared by Mike Dubinsky. These are organized chronologically.
• Key Background Documents & Materials- Contains most of the key documents you may wish to access.
• Fremont and other Letters. – Letters issued by the City of Fremont and some others relating to the DRCP and the Union City Intermodal Station project.
There are other rail related projects to which the Dumbarton Rail project is linked. They are: Bay area Regional Rail Plan; Altamont Corridor Project; Capitol Corridor Project (Please see the separate page on this project on Unity), Union City Intermodal Station (separate page on Unity) and High Speed Rail. It is sufficient to say that overall the City of Fremont and Niles in particular are potentially impacted by this large scale, complex set of rail related initiatives.
Points of Contact in Fremont:
Two Fremont Citizens (Mike Dubinsky & Tim Pitsker) were appointed to serve as advisors to the Mayor of Fremont and have been attending the Citizen's Advisory Panel meetings for the DRCP since 2007. Councilperson Raj Salwan is currently the City Council liaison to the Dumbarton Policy Advisory Committee.
You will also find a separate discussion forum available on this page for questions, discussion , comments related to the DRCP. You are requested to utilize the Forum in a responsible and community minded manner. The Forum will require that you log in.
Mike Dubinsky, 494-9181, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Thanks to the Niles Community Unity for assisting and supporting this webpage and thereby providing a resource of information about the DRCP as well as a forum for exchange of points of view.